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For the One

(Gaming the System #5)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  1,398 ratings  ·  142 reviews
He’s got everything but game….

William Drake is an artistic genius with a photographic memory and the intensity to master practically any task. Oh, and he owns a chunk of a billion-dollar gaming company. A twenty-six year-old guy with his wealth, talent, and good looks shouldn’t have problems winning over women. Except he does. To be exact—and detail-obsessed William is alw
Published May 10th 2016
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Brenna Aubrey Great question! William is actually a virgin hero. He's had some semi-dating relationships earlier on but is very single-minded and serious about what…moreGreat question! William is actually a virgin hero. He's had some semi-dating relationships earlier on but is very single-minded and serious about what he wants. He's an "all or nothing" kind of guy in almost every way and therefore has chosen not to enter into a sexual relationship (although he's had the opportunity to) previous to the start of FOR THE ONE. :)

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Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This is the sixth book in the Gaming the System series, and it is just as good as the rest of the series. Brenna Aubrey just knows how to make you care about characters. For example, I wasn't that thrilled that this book was going to be William's story because I just couldn't relate to him in the previous books, but Aubrey definitely made him outshines the other male characters --Adam and Jordan-- in this series.

William is a ty
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As an author myself I tend to shy away from leaving reviews for other authors unless I absolutely, unequivocally freaking love the book. Well, Aubrey has yet to disappoint me with one of her books, but THIS one (For the One) just absolutely blew my expectations out of the water. I spent two days immersed in this crazy medieval role playing culture with a man with Aspergers and a Bosnian war refugee with commitment issues. I had no idea that I would be sucked into this world and completely fall f ...more
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Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
The LONG AWAITED book is here! And I've read it! And it was FABULOUS!
Brenna has truly outdone herself yet again with her fifth book in the Gaming the System series, For the One. There is such an incredible complexity to both the hero and the heroine that required a lot of insight and understanding. I must say, this is not the first time I have said this. In previous installments there was so much realism and depth to what her characters had gone through in their unique situations that it blew m
K.M. Montemayor
26634325 Four Renaissance stars!

For the One, the next installment of the Gaming the System series follows the story of Adam's cousin, William and Mia's friend, Jenna. Instead of geeky gamers, the story revolves around a couple of Ren Festers. William has challenged Jenna's soon-to-be-ex to a duel. crfmain

A duel William loses on a technicality. Jenna's ex, Doug, has bought back a family heirloom from a pawn shop and is holding it hostage. William, who has feelings for Jenna, re-challenges Doug to another duel a
I was eagerly anticipating this release because of William. From the past books, I figured he was on the autism spectrum and I'm all for a romance book that has mental health so front and center. William has Aspergers. And I think Brenna did a fantastic job of capturing William's social difficulties and need for routine. William can obviously come across as rude and abrupt, especially when he can't look people in the eye(in case you didn't know, eye contact can be really intense and overwhelming ...more
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm not sure why I pushed myself to finish this one. It was torture. The pace was too slow and I did not expect nor like the renaissance fair stuff. As for the characters, Jenna overreacted quite a bit and I couldn't really pinpoint her intentions. Her "realization" felt very sudden and insincere. As for William, part of the pacing problems were due to communication breakdowns. You would think people who knew him would already know how to talk to him in a way he would understand? Every time ther ...more
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May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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William and Jenna were cute, especially William. Jenna was very frustrating at times. I don't think anything will ever top Jordan and April ❤️
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Gaming the System reviews:
At Any Price ❤❤❤❤ here
At Any Turn ❤❤ here
At Any Moment ❤❤❤ here
For the win ❤❤❤❤ here
For the One ❤❤❤❤ See below!
Worth Any Cost ❤❤ here

Bonus books:
At Any Price Bonus (bonus chapter) ❤❤❤ here

Welcome to Gaming the System

Yet again the story has a nerdy feel of it. This time it’s all about re-enactment and Dungeons & Dragons role play. But Brenna’s amazing creativity does keep it modern and she’s really great at explaining the process behind each game, so it shouldn’t be hard
So good. So SOOOOO good. Best book I've read in a long time. Thanks to author Natasha Boyd for turning me on to it on her FB page.

I loved how the unique setting made what could have been a run of the mill romance more interesting. But more importantly, I was intrigued that the main character (William) has Asperger's Syndrome. Being the mom of an adolescent boy with Asperger's, and therefore a self-proclaimed expert on the subject, I always like to read about it. And with it being explored in my
Sep 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
This is the fifth book in the series, for the most part I have enjoyed books. There have been some aspects of the characters that were frustrating, especially the women. The women come off as only being concerned only with themselves and their own issues. Mia was in complete denial; you auctioned off your virginity, you are prostituting yourself. Then lying to everyone about what is wrong with her and getting mad when Adam draws the wrong conclusions based on the information he has because she w ...more
Claire  (Jst1MoreChapter)
May 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**I was given an ARC of ‘For The One’ by the author in exchange for an honest review**
A 4.5 star review...

Having read the rest of the Gaming the System series I was looking forward to William's story, even though I was a bit apprehensive...
We met William throughout the series and I knew he was portrayed to be on the Aspergers Spectrum, I wasn't sure on how an adult themed relationship would come across, being classed as a mental disorder it's a very sensitive topic and I'm sure everyone has the
Oct 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
I skip abut 40% of the book was able to understand around the fight and skip the end it was 2.3 star book I like the author but I didn't like this book I think it should have been more 4.5 over a full book i could have skipped this one and read the cliff notes on it.. -_-
Nonhlanhla Mbotini
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
Jenna was so frustrating at times. I loved how their similarities brought them close together, Jenna got the best in William. Having read 5books of the series I have to say Jordan and April were the best for me. Not even Mia and Adam's story can come close to theirs.
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Every time this author puts out a new book, I say that’s it. THIS one is my favorite. With every book, her writing goes far beyond my expectations. Deeper. She has this innate ability to just get better and better. But THIS book? It has permanently solidified my love for Brenna Aubrey.

“You deserve permanence, and I want to be the man who gives it to you.”

William Drake is no ordinary twenty-six-year-old man. He’s artistically genius, intense,
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was worth the wait. William was introduced to us in book one of the series as Adam Drake's cousin. The more I read this book and got to know William, one thing kept coming to mind...William is on the autism spectrum. Right away I had to shoot Brenna a message because, well, I'm a mom of a boy on the spectrum. I was anxious to get to William's story. The wait is officially over!!!


The book gets 10 plus stars, two thumbs up and freaking double snap!

William challenging Jenna'
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I have to admire the awesomeness of this leading couple. It’s not everyday that I find books where the girl is a war refugee and the male MC has Aspergers! It’s unusual and refreshing and more than anything else, it’s relevant and important, so I really loved this aspect of the book and the diversity it brought.

Now onto the writing… this was my first book of Brenna Aubrey, and I’ll for sure check out the rest of the series, because the characters were interesting enough. The
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I love reading romance novels featuring autistic characters (when they're done correctly, of course. I hate when authors put mentally/physically ill characters in their books and completely misrepresent them), I especially loved William, he was such an amazing character to read, he obviously had some communication issues because of his Aspergers, but overall he was definitely a 5 star character. Unfortunately, my review is 3 start because of the heroine, Jenna (who'sa 0.5 star character).

I under
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Deep, in the darkest and most cynical corners of my heart, I was waiting for Brenna Aubrey to fail... because surely it is not humanly possible for an author to write not one - not two, or three, or four - but FIVE stories that suck me in and scramble my emotions about and leave me all sorts of f*cked up. But as with For the Win (#4), I've been proven wrong AGAIN and all I can say is that I am sorry.

Five stories at five star ratings... What began as the simple exchange of an ARC for an honest re
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"Because there are many things you'll do for the ones you care about - sacrifices you'll endure, risks toils take, obstacles you'll overcome. But for the one, you'll forgive any flaw, brave any challenge and even plan a new future" (Aubrey).

I thought I loved Jordan and April from For the Win, but Jenna and William stole the show. I love stories that contain complex and unique characters, and Jenna and Wil fit the bill. She is a refugee that has dealt with tremendous losses
Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a rush this book is. I have been waiting patiently for Brenna to finish Will's story and in my opinion this offering is the best in the series to date. Will is Adam's cousin and we have briefly gotten to know him. Will is slightly autistic and simply sees things for exactly what they are. His life is all about structure and he likes it that way.

Jenna is a war survivor. Having lived through a war in her homeland of Bosnia. Jenna has also lost so much finds it hard to stay in one place and l
William was special. He didn't think like others. He has is mind set on one thing.. to get the girl. Jenny was special as well. She didn't stay long in one place. She came to the US at an early age. She kept things short and sweet. Until William. He needed help or was the help for her? Love opens the eyes and heart. See William only saw things in picture form. Words were lost to him. He was smart, more than this wise years. Once you wrong him, there was no going back. But her. She was the only t ...more
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
2 1/2 stars
Apparently I tend to like Brenna Aubrey's male characters a lot more than the female. It was the same case with Adam and Mia.
Wil is an amazing, interesting hero and I loved getting into his head. It was education to see how a man like him thinks and feels. Honestly it annoyed me how basically everyone for some reason didn't understand him and often talked to him as if he is a regular guy and gets their references and metaphors. Adam, for instance, should have been very well aware how
Claire Annovazzi
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
(audiobook) That series! It hurts so good, and this book hurts almost as much as Adam and Mia’s whole story. The level of acceptance and support between Jenna and William was beautiful, and emotions ran deep and strong.

I especially enjoyed the depiction of William’s autism. Nobody–besides the bad guys–think of it as an illness, and what Jenna tries to fix isn’t his ‘ailment’, but his phobia, which is more related to his past than to his autism. As for Jenna’s PTSD, she finds comfort with William
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For the One
Gaming the System, Book 5
By: Brenna Aubrey
Narrated by: Jason Clarke, Kirsten Leigh

Gaming the System is one of the best series I have had the pleasure to listen to. I was thrilled to get William(Liam)'s story! Will is brilliant, extremely artistic, but being on the spectrum, he has some social issues....with women. Jenna is the woman he lusts over, so when given the chance to become her knight is shining armor, he takes it. But will he be able to win her love? This is an intricate stor
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
What I liked: The way autism was portrayed. To often in romance novels where a character has autism/disability is the disability mentioned and then seemingly forgot. Early on it was clear William took things literally and therefore he did not understand or use idioms throughout the novel. This might seem small but it makes the characters feel more realistic.

I liked that both h and H had issues that they worked on together.

What I didn't like: For all the interesting writing of character interac
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore William.  And Jenna seems to be his perfect match because they are so opposite.  William has autism (which is something I have some experience in) and I think he is very well portrayed within this book.  Yes, he has issues but these should not and do not hold him back.  He knows what he wants and he will fight, literally, to get it.  What he wants is Jenna.  Jenna is very much a free-spirit and although she is attracted to William she has issues with her own past.

I love the Me
This_Ginger_Loves_Books (Naomi)
I can’t even begin to put into words how much I loved this book, I think it’s definitely my favourite in the series! I’m actually really sad that it’s over, someone give me some good news and tell me William and Jenna can have a second book... please! I think this book is a personal favourite of mine because William reminds me of my own best friend of 21 years who also has Asperger’s. My best friend and I have grown up together since we were three years old, I’m well versed on how his mind works ...more
Feb 03, 2020 added it
DNF at about 30%.
I just can't with this heroine. She knows William, has supposedly been friends with him for a while, but her complete lack of patience and compassion for the way his brain works is nauseating. How is it okay for her to repeatedly imagine hitting him in frustration because SHE keeps losing patience? God forbid she should have to adjust how she operates for someone else. She's only spending time with him because she needs something from him, and acts like she's entitled to his hel
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